- (UK) IPA(key): /əˈluː.sɪ.deɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /iˈluː.sɪ.deɪt/, enPR: ĭ-lo͞o'-sĭ-dāt
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- (transitive) To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon.
- 1803 (date written), [Jane Austen], chapter XIII, in Northanger Abbey; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. […], volumes (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, […], 20 December 1817 (indicated as 1818), →OCLC:
- The business, however, though not perfectly elucidated by this speech, soon ceased to be a puzzle.
- 1960 April 4, “Medicine: Unmasking the Brain”, in Time:
- [P]hysicians at the annual meeting of the American Academy of General Practice were fascinated by a 3-ft. model showing the brain's components in 20 layers of translucent plastic, and wired for colored lights to elucidate some of its workings.
- 1961 July, “New reading on railways: The Locomotives of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, by D. L. Bradley”, in Trains Illustrated, page vii:
- Another appendix elucidates the S.E.C.R. headcode system.
- 2004 April 13, David Bernstein, “Philosophy Hitches a Ride With ‘The Sopranos’”, in New York Times, retrieved 19 Aug. 2009:
- The new Sopranos volume has 17 essays that examine the television show and elucidate concepts from classical philosophers, including Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Sun Tzu and Plato.
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elucidate f pl
- (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.luː.kiˈdaː.te/, [eːɫ̪uːkɪˈd̪äːt̪ɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.lu.t͡ʃiˈda.te/, [elut͡ʃiˈd̪äːt̪e]